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Re: Best Picture Shouldabeens

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:49 am

I've never listed mine here. Year based on first commercial release anywhere in the world:

1926 – The Scarlet Letter
1927 – Sunrise
1928 – The Crowd
1929 – Diary of a Lost Girl
1930 – Morocco
1931 – M
1932 – I Was Born But....
1933 – Duck Soup
1934 – The Scarlet Empress
1935 – The Magnificent Obsession
1936 – The Story of a Cheat
1937 – Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 – Bringing Up Baby
1939 – The Wizard of Oz
1940 – Pride and Prejudice
1941 – The Lady Eve
1942 – The Magnificent Ambersons
1943 – Day of Wrath
1944 – Double Indemnity
1945 – Leave Her to Heaven
1946 – My Darling Clementine
1947 – Nightmare Alley
1948 – Letter from an Unknown Woman
1949 – The Heiress
1950 – All About Eve
1951 – A Place in the Sun
1952 – Member of the Wedding
1953 – Tokyo Story
1954 – The Magnificent Obsession
1955 – Night of the Hunter
1956 – A Man Escaped
1957 – Wild Strawberries
1958 – Vertigo
1959 – Hiroshima Mon Amour
1960 – L’Avventura
1961 – The Children’s Hour
1962 – Lolita
1963 – Mahanager
1964 – Séance on a Wet Afternoon
1965 – The Sound of Music
1966 – Au Hasard Balthazar
1967 – Weekend
1968 – Pretty Poison
1969 – Midnight Cowboy
1970 – The Music Lovers
1971 – The Devils
1972 – Savage Messiah
1973 – Badlands
1974 – Female Trouble
1975 – Nashville
1976 – Carrie
1977 – Three Women
1978 – Coming Home
1979 – La Luna
1980 – Bad Timing
1981 – Three Brothers
1982 – Missing
1983 – Eureka
1984 – Crimes of Passion
1985 – Kiss of the Spiderwoman
1986 – Crimes of the Heart
1987 – Au Revoir les Enfants
1988 – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1989 – The Rainbow
1990 – Wild at Heart
1991 – Silence of the Lambs
1992 – Olivier, Olivier
1993 – The Piano
1994 – The Kingdom
1995 – The Flower of My Secret
1996 – Crash
1997 – Under the Skin
1998 – Central Station
1999 – The Straight Story
2000 – La Commune (Paris, 1871)
2001 – In the Bedroom
2002 – The Magdalene Sisters
2003 – Lost in Translation
2004 – Vera Drake
2005 – Mysterious Skin
2006 – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
2007 – Ex Drummer
2008 – Still Walking
2009 – A Single Man
2010 – Please Give
2011 – A Separation
2012 – Amour
2013 – Ida
2014 – Stations of the Cross
2015 – Carol
2016 – Elle
2017 – The Shape of Water
2018 - Burning
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Re: Best Picture Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: Best Picture Shouldabeens

Postby bizarre » Mon May 01, 2017 3:06 pm

1920: tbd
1921: The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström)
1922: tbd
1923: Cœur fidèle (Jean Epstein)
1924: He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Sjöström)
1925: Strike (Sergei Eisenstein)
1926: Ménilmontant (Dimitri Kirsanoff)
1927: Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
1928: The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
1929: Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)

1930: tbd
1931: M (Fritz Lang)
1932: Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
1933: tbd
1934: L’Atalante (Jean Vigo)
1935: An Inn in Tokyo (Yasujirō Ozu)
1936: Mr. Thank You (Hiroshi Shimizu)
1937: Children in the Wind (Hiroshi Shimizu)
1938: Holiday (George Cukor)
1939: Le jour se lève (Marcel Carné)

1940: The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
1941: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
1942: The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
1943: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
1944: Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
1945: Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
1946: It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
1947: Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
1948: Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann)
1949: The Set-Up (Robert Wise)

1950: In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
1951: Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson)
1952: Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
1953: Tokyo Story (Yasujirō Ozu)
1954: Sanshō the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
1955: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
1956: A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
1957: Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini)
1958: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
1959: Floating Weeds (Yasujirō Ozu)

1960: L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
1961: Plácido (Luis García Berlanga)
1962: An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujirō Ozu)
1963: 8½ (Federico Fellini)
1964: Yearning (Mikio Naruse)
1965: Straits of Hunger (Tomu Uchida)
1966: Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
1967: Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki)
1968: Death by Hanging (Nagisa Ōshima)
1969: Eros + Massacre (Yoshishige Yoshida)

1970: Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton)
1971: The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes (Stan Brakhage)
1972: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
1973: The Spirit of the Beehive (Víctor Erice)
1974: Céline and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
1975: Nashville (Robert Altman)
1976: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
1977: That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel)
1978: Nighthawks (Ron Peck)
1979: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)

1980: Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
1981: The Aviator’s Wife (Éric Rohmer)
1982: tbd
1983: Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
1984: Repentance (Tengiz Abuldze)
1985: Elle a passé tant d’heures sous les sunlights… (Philippe Garrel)
1986: Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
1987: The Last of England (Derek Jarman)
1988: Stars in Broad Daylight (Usama Muhammad)
1989: The Asthenic Syndrome (Kira Muratova)

1990: The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismäki)
1991: The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
1992: El sol del membrillo (Víctor Erice)
1993: Naked (Mike Leigh)
1994: Three Colours: White (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
1995: Maboroshi no hikari (Hirokazu Koreeda)
1996: Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
1997: Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai)
1998: The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang)
1999: Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong)

2000: Platform (Jia Zhangke)
2001: Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
2002: Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
2003: Vibrator (Ryūichi Hiroki)
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
2005: Caché (Michael Haneke)
2006: Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
2007: No Country for Old Men (Ethan Coen & Joel Coen)
2008: Two Lovers (James Gray)
2009: Everyone Else (Maren Ade)

2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2011: House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
2012: Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
2013: The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)
2014: Gone Girl (David Fincher)
2015: Carol (Todd Haynes)
2016: Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
2017: tbd

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Re: Best Picture Shouldabeens

Postby ksrymy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Subject to change very frequently

1910 Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley)
1911 L'inferno (Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan & Giuseppe de Liguoro)
1912 The Land Beyond the Sunset (Harold M. Shaw)
1913 Fantômas (Louis Feuillade)
1914 Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone)
1915 Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade)
1916 Judex (Louis Feuillade)
1917 A Man There Was (Victor Sjöström)
1918 The Outlaw and His Wife (Victor Sjöström)
1919 Broken Blossoms (D. W. Griffith)
1920 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene)
1921 The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström)
1922 Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau)
1923 Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)
1924 Greed (Erich von Stroheim)
1925 The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin)
1926 A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)
1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer)
1929 Arsenal (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
1930 Earth (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
1931 M (Fritz Lang)
1932 Jewel Robbery (William Dieterle)
1933 Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch)
1934 The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg)
1935 Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir)
1937 La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir)
1938 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné)
1939 Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming)
1940 His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
1941 Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
1942 Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
1943 The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
1944 Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
1945 Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
1946 Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
1947 Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
1948 Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle)
1949 The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
1950 Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)
1951 Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
1952 Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
1953 Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
1954 Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
1955 Ordet (Carl Th. Dreyer)
1956 The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa)
1957 Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick)
1958 The Music Room (Satyajit Ray)
1959 Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais)
1960 Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju)
1961 Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
1962 La Jetée (Chris Marker)
1963 Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard)
1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
1965 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer)
1966 Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
1967 Playtime (Jacques Tati)
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Sydney Pollack)
1970 Claire's Knee (Éric Rohmer)
1971 The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
1973 Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
1974 Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
1975 Nashville (Robert Altman)
1976 Network (Sidney Lumet)
1977 Suspiria (Dario Argento)
1978 Halloween (John Carpenter)
1979 Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
1980 The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
1981 Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
1982 Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
1983 Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
1984 Amadeus (Miloš Forman)
1985 Come and See (Elem Klimov)
1986 Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
1987 Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
1988 Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
1989 sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
1990 Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami)
1991 Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
1992 Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
1993 The Piano (Jane Campion)
1994 Sátántangó (Béla Tarr)
1995 The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
1996 Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
1997 L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
1998 The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
1999 American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
2000 In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
2001 Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
2002 Chicago (Rob Marshall)
2003 Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
2004 Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2005 A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
2006 The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
2007 There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
2008 Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
2009 Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
2010 Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek)
2011 A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
2012 Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland)
2013 Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
2014 Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
2016 Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
2017 Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
2018 BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
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Re: Best Picture Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:33 pm

Original list has been updated below.
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Postby Reza » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:49 am

Best Picture

1919 Broken Blossoms
1920 Way Down East
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
1922 Foolish Wives
1923 The Ten Commandments
1924 Greed
1925 Ben-Hur
1926 Flesh and the Devil
1927 Sunrise
1928 The Last Command
1929 The Passion of Joan of Arc
1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
1932 Love Me Tonight
1933 Cavalcade
1934 It Happened One Night
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 Dodsworth
1937 The Awful Truth
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
1939 Gone With the Wind
1940 Rebecca
1941 Citizen Kane
1942 Mrs. Miniver
1943 Casablanca
1944 Double Indemnity
1945 Les Enfants du Paradis
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 Black Narcissus
1948 Hamlet
1949 The Fallen Idol
1950 All About Eve
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Singin' in the Rain
1953 From Here to Eternity
1954 On the Waterfront
1955 Pather Panchali
1956 The Searchers
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 Vertigo
1959 Ben-Hur
1960 The Apartment
1961 West Side Story
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1963 The Servant
1964 My Fair Lady
1965 The Sound of Music
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1967 The Graduate
1968 The Lion in Winter
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1970 Women In Love
1971 The Last Picture Show
1972 The Godfather
1973 The Exorcist
1974 Chinatown
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Network
1977 Providence
1978 The Deer Hunter
1979 Breaking Away
1980 Ordinary People
1981 Chariots of Fire
1982 Tootsie
1983 Terms of Endearment
1984 A Passage to India
1985 Ran
1986 Blue Velvet
1987 Au Revoir les Enfants
1988 Dangerous Liaisons
1989 The War of the Roses
1990 GoodFellas
1991 Beauty and the Beast
1992 Raise the Red Lantern
1993 Schindler’s List
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
1995 Sense and Sensibilty
1996 The English Patient
1997 L.A. Confidential
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1999 American Beauty
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 Mulholland Drive
2002 Company
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 Sideways
2005 Brokeback Mountain
2006 The Departed
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2009 The Hurt Locker
2010 The King's Speech

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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:01 pm

I saw Y Tu Mama Tambien a couple more times. Honestly? It's pretty brilliant and closer to the no.1 spot than the bottom. I'm obsessed with good road movies and how incident can organically forward a narrative and Y Tu Mama does it rather effortlessly. The performances are brilliant, the cinematography is gorgeous, it's fantastically sexual...if it's a bit too on-the-nose at the end, I'm groovy with it. If I can justify'the v.o. for Jules and Jim, I can do the same for this one.

Chicago's fun but pretty hollow. The Hours is like going through a historectomy and I'm just screaming I DON'T HAVE A UTERUS! STOP IT! AAAH!!! Gangs of New York is laden with shards of brilliance that have been compromised by shooting and reshooting too much. It's just not successful as a whole. The Pianist & The Two Towers were the best by a substantial margin. I prefer Talk to Her and Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Late Marriage, Secretary, and maybe Adaptation., but it's so fucking indulgent and meta- that I might be projecting too much.

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Postby Steph2 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:59 am

Y Tu Mama is a fine film, and much much better than the five films nominated for Best Picture in 2002 - especially Chicago and The Hours.

Plus Gael Garcia Bernal is in it and frequently undressed.

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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:32 pm

Big Magilla wrote:2002 Y Tu Mama Tambien

Really Magilla? Even though you appreciate Chicago as a good taste musical (in contrast to your dislike towards Moulin Rouge!)? Even with Polanski's effort in The Pianist? and even with some other foreign options like Talk to Her (which I found far far superior than YTMT)?

I enjoyed that film, a lot I must say, but I found the voice-off to be a turn off actually, it said too much about things shouldn't have been said, the images shoulda been enough... The cast was great-great, but the story quite conventional and the ending was actually a downer for me, almost like an afraid one... Even though I liked it and enjoyed it I would have never even nominated it for Best Picture... What are your thoughts? Why did it grow on you so much for you to consider it the Best Picture of the Year?
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Postby Jim20 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:00 am

These are based solely on the films nominated for Best Picture.

1927-28 Seventh Heaven
1928-29 In Old Arizona
1929-30 All Quiet on the Western Front*
1930-31 The Front Page
1931-32 The Champ
1932-33 42nd Street
1934 It Happened One Night*
1935 The Informer
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1937 A Star is Born
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
1939 Gone with the Wind*
1940 The Philadelphia Story
1941 Citizen Kane
1942 Mrs. Miniver*
1943 Casablanca*
1944 Double Indemnity
1945 The Lost Weekend*
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives*
1947 Miracle on 34th Street
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 Battleground
1950 Sunset Boulevard
1951 An American in Paris*
1952 High Noon
1953 From Here to Eternity*
1954 On the Waterfront*
1955 Marty*
1956 Friendly Persuasion
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai*
1958 Separate Tables
1959 Ben-Hur*
1960 The Apartment*
1961 West Side Story*
1962 Lawrence of Arabia*
1963 Tom Jones*
1964 Dr. Strangelove...
1965 The Sound of Music*
1966 Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf
1967 The Graduate
1968 The Lion in Winter
1969 Midnight Cowboy*
1970 M*A*S*H
1971 The French Connection*
1972 The Godfather*
1973 American Graffiti
1974 The Godfather, Part II*
1975 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest*
1976 All the President's Men
1977 Star Wars
1978 The Deer Hunter*
1979 Apocalypse Now
1980 Raging Bull
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
1983 Terms of Endearment*
1984 Amadeus*
1985 Witness
1986 Platoon*
1987 Moonstruck
1988 Rain Man*
1989 Born on the Fourth of July
1990 Goodfellas
1991 The Silence of the Lambs*
1992 Unforgiven*
1993 Schindler's List*
1994 The Shawshank Redemption
1995 Apollo 13
1996 Fargo
1997 L.A. Confidential
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1999 American Beauty*
2000 Traffic
2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 The Pianist
2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King*
2004 The Aviator
2005 Munich

* Meaning where I actually agreed with the Best Picture choice.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:18 pm

They didn't, but since 1928/29 didn't have actual nominees, just runners-up listed as nominees for historical purposes, the art direction and cinematography nods were based on write-ins which aren't always accurate.

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Postby Reza » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:09 pm

--Big Magilla wrote:.... in the early years, you have Street Angel, which opened in April, 1928, winning for best actress in 1927/28 and being nominated again for art direction in 1928/29.

How did the Academy justify this?

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:05 pm

LOL. The character I most closely resemble in Dinner at Eight is probably the worldy wise Marie Dressler character, not the supercilious Billie Burke character, and I would much rater have dinner with the Louise Closser Hale and Grant Mitchell characters than the Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow characters any day of the week. Grant was a film buff. He and I would have a high old time discussing movies

As to where to place Adam's Rib and The Third Man, after much back-and-forth I have now settled on adhering to Academy eligibility dates as much as possible.

I ignore silly rules like "must play seven consecutive days in L.A> County"; 'must have filed proper papers with teh Academy"; cannot have been nominated for foreign language film the year before"; "cannot have been shown on television prior to its theatrical release".

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Postby Uri » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:46 am

This is a crusade I can’t help but embarking on. Sorry.

Yes, The Passion of Joan of Arc is masterful, and those early Hollywood talkies did struggle (though, for example, The Love Parade is great by any standard and an Ernst Lubitsch’s piece should be on any such list, imho), there was probably no real all time English speaking favorite released in LA in 1949 (what is your policy, regarding The Third Man and Adam’s Rib?), and yes, I too feel frustrated whenever I’m faced with 2000 output – I go for Wonder Boys, not a grand one, but the most enjoyable – and I totally agree with you when it comes to declaring Yi Yi as the best of it’s year. But eight decades and only three foreign best pictures?

It’s Dinner at Eight, and Magilla, you’re Billie Burke and world cinema is Louise Closser Hale and Grant Mitchell - the dependable, poor relatives one goes for only when the more glamorous guests didn’t show up. As a linguistically challenged citizen of the rest of the world I’m offended and must protest.

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Postby Bruce_Lavigne » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:27 pm

I disagree. Quite strongly.

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